Scientist - Purification Development

United Kingdom, Slough

Senior Scientist – Purification Development


Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Scientist within the Purification Development Team in Slough. This is a customer facing, lab-based role, developing purification processes for scale-up transfer to global Lonza manufacturing sites. You will also have interaction with key internal and external stakeholders, as well exposure to our global network of innovative and customer focused teams.

Key responsibilities:

  • Act as a Purification Development representative on the customer program providing regular client updates and presentations
  • Developing full downstream processes for scale-up to manufacturing
  • Designing and executing experimental work
  • Performing protein purification experimental work: including resin chromatography on a range of chemistries, in-process filtration and ultrafiltration / diafiltration
  • Column packing to set specifications
  • Prepare and deliver presentations, protocols and reportsto a high standard
  • Ownership/Troubleshooting of lab equipment/departmental processes
  • Training a range of lab tasks to other members of the team
  • Opportunities to coach and mentor junior team members
  • Collate, analyse and evaluate data to produce good quality process information
  • It is expected that the Scientist will be able to recognize anomalies in the execution of the lab activities and data and report them to the lead scientist
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and contribute to the efficient running of the laboratory
  • Lead departmental improvements via lean six sigma and kaizen events
  • Ensure a safe working environment and operate in a safe manner at all times. Observe regulatory and safety compliance in the laboratory

Key requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in a relevant scientific subject.  
  • Previous experience in protein purification including chromatography and use of AKTA systems  
  • Knowledge of GMP / GLP is desirable  
  • Theoretical knowledge or protein chemistry and protein purification  
  • Strong planning and organizational skills  
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal English is essential
  • Experience in mentoring or coaching team members
  • Planning or project management skills (Gantt, Action Log)

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.


Reference: R52177
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